Cognitively disabled French man threatened with death by dehydration

By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Vincent Lambert case in Reims France may be changing direction after the Reims Appeals Court appointed Vincent’s wife, Rachel Lambert, as his primary guardian. Vincent Lambert became severely cognitively disabled in a motorcycle accident injury in 2008. His wife unsuccessfully petitioned the court to have …

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British Columbia Supreme Court sides with nursing home in spoon feeding case

  Editor’s note. This was published by Advocate Daily on February 10. Oral nutrition – like spoon feeding – should not be considered health care or medical treatment, but rather seen as basic personal care and support, says Toronto health and human rights lawyer Hugh Scher, who recently advanced this position at the Supreme Court …

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Looking back at the 1998 death of Hugh Finn, who died after eight days without Food and Fluids

By Liz Townsend Editor’s note. Over at “EPC applauds precedent-setting Rasouli decision by the Supreme Court of Canada,” we talk about the court’s wise decision not to allow physicians in Canada to unilaterally decide whether someone can be starved and dehydrated to death. NRL News has, alas, written about many cases (most famously Terri Schiavo) …

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